But the thing that really surprised me is that something about the short-lived experience changed me... He and I had a talk early on about the fact that it was obviously going to end at some point, because we're just at such different places in our lives.
through it, I had some very profound realizations about myself, love and dating. I decided to get into a relationship with him anyway.
I think one reason it was so stress-free and enjoyable is because I was present in each moment.
And then there’s also the concern about one’s looks.
Since that breakup, I've been all over the place, pretty much going from one guy to the next, not really making the best choices; probably, on a subconscious level, as a form of protection.
But, ironically, through choosing to get involved with yet another "inappropriate" guy, I came full circle back to my heart.
I am definitely carrying this with me as I move forward in my dating life.
Because the truth is, you can't build an authentic relationship if you're not authentically yourself.